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Obituary: Piera Bellaviti Schorr

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"Pierina"

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Piera Bellaviti Schorr, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away Jan. 20, 2002 at home in West Jordan, surrounded by her family and faithful companion, her dog Daisy.

Piera was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Settala, Milano, Italy, daughter of Carlo Bellaviti and Maddalena Papetti. She was raised on a farm in Milano where she developed a great love for animals. That love of animals continued on her farm in West Jordan. At the age of 22 Piera joined the convent where she spent the next 28 years. When a young missionary by the name of Elder Scott Blaser, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found her, she became converted and joined the church on June 8, 1974. They shared a special relationship from that time on. She then left Italy for the United States in July of that same year. Piera worked as a governess for Ian Cumming, caring for his sons, John and David, whom she loved very much, until meeting the love of her life, William H. Schorr. Bill and Piera were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 15, 1980.

Piera served with her husband as missionaries at the Swiss Temple, as well as ordinance workers in the Jordan River and Salt Lake Temples. She was very active in her community and was a great contributor to many charities, including The Schorr Art Gallery at West Jordan City Hall. She was a kind, loving, and generous lady who sponsored and cared for many Italians coming into the United States. She will be best remembered for the way that she loved and cared for Dad.

Piera is survived by her children: Mrs. Gary (Sonja) Buys, John W. (Cheri) Schorr, and Mrs. Danny (Iris) Nelson; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Felice

Bellaviti; and sister, Giuseppina

Bellaviti. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; and two brothers.

The family would like to give special thanks to Sonja Buys, Carla Bellaviti, Ana Maria Garces, and Hospice for their loving care and concern for Piera.

Funeral services will be Thursday,

2 p.m., at the Heritage 3rd Ward, 7350 S. 3200 W. Friends may call Wed., 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd, and Thurs. at the church, 1-1:45 p.m. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.